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Psalm 44. Deus, auribus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Ninth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. We have heard with our ears, O God, our forefathers have told us, *
    the deeds you did in their days, in the days of old.
  2. How with your hand you drove the peoples out and planted our forefathers in the land; *
    how you destroyed nations and made your people flourish.
  3. For they did not take the land by their sword, nor did their arm win the victory for them; *
    but your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them.
  4. You are my King and my God; *
    you command victories for Jacob.
  5. Through you we pushed back our adversaries; *
    through your Name we trampled on those who rose up against us.
  6. For I do not rely on my bow, *
    and my sword does not give me the victory.
  7. Surely, you gave us victory over our adversaries *
    and put those who hate us to shame.
  8. Every day we gloried in God, *
    and we will praise your Name for ever.
  9. Nevertheless, you have rejected and humbled us *
    and do not go forth with our armies.
  10. You have made us fall back before our adversary, *
    and our enemies have plundered us.
  11. You have made us like sheep to be eaten *
    and have scattered us among the nations.
  12. You are selling your people for a trifle *
    and are making no profit on the sale of them.
  13. You have made us the scorn of our neighbors, *
    a mockery and derision to those around us.
  14. You have made us a byword among the nations, *
    a laughing-stock among the peoples.
  15. My humiliation is daily before me, *
    and shame has covered my face;
  16. Because of the taunts of the mockers and blasphemers, *
    because of the enemy and avenger.
  17. All this has come upon us; *
    yet we have not forgotten you, nor have we betrayed your covenant.
  18. Our heart never turned back, *
    nor did our footsteps stray from your path;
  19. Though you thrust us down into a place of misery, *
    and covered us over with deep darkness.
  20. If we have forgotten the Name of our God, *
    or stretched out our hands to some strange god,
  21. Will not God find it out? *
    for he knows the secrets of the heart.
  22. Indeed, for your sake we are killed all the day long; *
    we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
  23. Awake, O Lord! why are you sleeping? *
    Arise! do not reject us for ever.
  24. Why have you hidden your face *
    and forgotten our affliction and oppression?
  25. We sink down into the dust; *
    our body cleaves to the ground.
  26. Rise up, and help us, *
    and save us, for the sake of your steadfast love.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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